The Rocket Book: 100th Anniversary Edition [NOOK Book]

Overview

One of the true classics of American literature, Peter Newell's "The Rocket Book," has stirred the imagination of young and old alike for over four generations. Originally published in 1912 by Harper & Brothers, New York, it was the first children's book of its kind, a book about a rocket's incredible journey, floor by floor, through a 21-floor New York apartment. This lavishly produced facsimile of the rare first edition of the Rocket Book by JANES Works Company contains all 22 of Peter Newell's watercolors ...
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The Rocket Book: 100th Anniversary Edition

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Overview

One of the true classics of American literature, Peter Newell's "The Rocket Book," has stirred the imagination of young and old alike for over four generations. Originally published in 1912 by Harper & Brothers, New York, it was the first children's book of its kind, a book about a rocket's incredible journey, floor by floor, through a 21-floor New York apartment. This lavishly produced facsimile of the rare first edition of the Rocket Book by JANES Works Company contains all 22 of Peter Newell's watercolors and the colorful pictorial binding that make the 100th Anniversary Edition of The Rocket Book so special and enduring.

For an interactive experience, be sure to check out the "JANES Rocket Book" app by JANES Works Company, coming soon to the Apple App Store, Android Market, Amazon Apps, and the Nook App store.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013821545
  • Publisher: JANES Works Company
  • Publication date: 12/15/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,342,701
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Peter Sheaf Hersey Newell (1862 –1924), born during the American Civil War on 5 March 1862 near Rice Corners, in McDonough County, Illinois. He lived in that area until 1883 when he moved to New York, where he enrolled at Art Students League. By the fall of 1883 his work was published in New York Graphic and Harper's Bazaar. Newell began his career painting portraits, using crayons as a medium, before turning to children's book. Besides his own books, Newell illustrated Mark Twain's Innocents Abroad and Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.
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  • Posted February 15, 2013

    I think this is a wonderful book. I love it, and the illustrati

    I think this is a wonderful book. I love it, and the illustrations are beautiful, too. There's an innocence to this book. I think it would be great for parents to read this book to their children or for teachers to put in their personal classroom library. Students would love having a book like this one read to them.

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